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BIN 36

#273 of 7,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
West Loop
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
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161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301 (Kinzie)
+1 312-995-6560
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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443 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bin 36 has a quaint outdoor seating area that is very enjoyable. This was our first time here - the quality of service was a bit disappointing and the portion sizes quite small. Food Menu is a bit eclectic. Nice wine menu with reasonably priced flights.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While having about 45 minutes waiting for a dinner resrevation around the corner we stopped at BIN36. Beng the first time there, the staff wa svery accomodating. Being Lactose intolerant I was pleasabtly surprised with the amount of choises of Sheep & Lamb milk options. We has the Idiazabal (a soft cheese) & the Fromage Blanc ( hard cheese) .... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of city of Chicago this place is a boon to be at for a good meal with very friendly owner and efficient and very friendly serving staff. The food was absolutely fabulous and the accompanying wine made our dinner very enjoyable. Just because it lacks open view of nature I have awarded 4* - no disrespect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had an excellent mothers day meal here. our server Marlon, was attentive, friendly, and informative. hard to pick a favorite out of our meal, we tried many things are they were all good. maybe the duck was my favorite. I also like that this is a wine bar/store too. so if you have something you like at dinner, you can... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Bin 36 has successfully made the move to the West loop. Great wine choices that are thoughtfully paired a simple menu. Great cheese plate options, perhaps the best cheese in Chicago lately. Juan is an amazing server. Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We often forget about bin 36 because we don't live in the neighborhood. We will be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The menu was great, including the risotto and gazpacho. The wine flights were fun, too! Easy walk from our hotel, near the river.

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Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had a nice evening outside on the patio. We had the cold filtered sangria that was very good. We also had charcuterie and cheese plates, and the pimento cheese balls (very good). The highlight was probably the pickled shrimp - it was great. It was really impressive how present the owner was all the time, walking tables, spending significant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had a big family celebration here and booked a room out for a private function. Fabulous food (all choices excellently done and plenty of it), with a good choice of wines with each course. Not cheap by any means and perhaps prices could be more reasonable but one for special occasions, with a touch of class and great service.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group attending a conference. We opted for the Chef's Table. The chef selected all of our courses and wine. We were treated to an excellent meal and he came to the table to tell us exactly what each course was. Everything was fresh, creative, and delicious. Highly recommended.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Inexpensive flights of wine to try a good selection. Pate and other delicacies on the charcuterie board well executed. Ate our way around the appetizers and really enjoyed. Duck was exceptionally well done. Easily got a table for 10 on a Wednesday after a meeting - much appreciated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661-2301
    (Kinzie)
  • Public Transportation: State/Lake
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-995-6560
Description
So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop destination for young professionals, area business people and Chicago visitors seeking everything from cappuccinos and small plates to a quick lunch, an afterwork social scene or full-service, casual fine dining-even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.